Definition of greenery in US English:



  • Green foliage, growing plants, or vegetation.

    • ‘Lizards with bright blue tails scuttled out of our way, taking cover among the thorn bushes and cactus that were the only greenery.’
    • ‘The outlying islands of the lagoon offer some things that are in short supply in Venice: space, calm and greenery.’
    • ‘Sooner than you realize, birds will start chirping and there will be greenery all around.’
    • ‘It is hoped the new greenery will increase the number of heron, water voles and kingfishers that have already been found there.’
    • ‘The precious greenery around the city must be protected at all costs.’
    • ‘If the weather is like this tomorrow I plan to take a drive into the peak district and see some greenery.’
    • ‘Wearing leather gloves for protection, cut sprigs of greenery and bunch them up.’
    • ‘Infact I live right on the outskirts of the city and am pretty much surrounded by trees and greenery.’
    • ‘Every town must have oases of greenery where children can run and play and other leisure activities can take place.’
    • ‘Concern was voiced that greenery along the roads would be damaged by the work.’
    • ‘The new practice will be built around a glass central courtyard, which will be planted with shrubs and greenery.’
    • ‘The roads in Delhi are wide, the buildings nice and there is a lot of greenery in some parts.’
    • ‘A month ago I decided my office needed a bit of greenery and brought it from home to put in my office windowsill.’
    • ‘Tidy up winter containers by deadheading violas and cyclamen and removing dead leaves from ivy and other greenery.’
    • ‘In addition, all that greenery depends on a lot of rain - as much as 300 in a year in parts.’
    • ‘Almost 70 percent of the resort is covered with tropical greenery and rice terraces.’
    • ‘In spring, the rains bring with them more than 2,000 species of wild desert flowers and greenery.’
    • ‘A mist lightly dusts the thick greenery of the trees that cover the surrounding hills.’
    • ‘Cllr Ronson said Bolton had a very attractive town centre but added that she would like to see more greenery.’
    • ‘Mr Hall said he and his wife wanted to escape their London flat to somewhere with some greenery and space.’
    foliage, vegetation, plants, green, leaves, leafage, undergrowth, plant life, flora
    View synonyms